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This section aims to support teachers plan and teach learners the digital knowledge and skills they require to live, learn and work.

 

Why digital literacy?

Children and young people are already required to make use of digital in almost every aspect of their lives and this will only increase as they grow. It is our role as educators to provide them with the skills and knowledge to be able to use the devices, platforms and services that they require for life, learning and work.

Planning documents

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The Learner Digital Skills Toolkit is designed to support teachers plan digital literacy learning. It is a clear and concise guide to the knowledge and skills that learners need to be digitally competent to participate in learning and life.

Developing digital competencies

These sections provide additional information, ideas and resources alongside those already suggested in the Learner Digital Literacy Toolkit document.

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navigating devices and apps - Learners should understand how computers and apps work, how to control them and solutions to simple issues, like resetting them.   They should be able to use common inputs, such…
safe and secure - Learners should understand how computers and apps work, how to control them and solutions to simple issues, like resetting them.   They should be able to use common inputs, such…
making and sharing - Learners should understand how computers store and are able to share content.   They should be able to use ‘common apps’, such as O365 or Adobe Express to create documents, edit…
finding and checking - Learners should know how web browsers and search engines work and how this might affect their search results. They should also understand that anyone can publish anything on the internet…

Digital Literacy

What Digital learning might look like - This section contains some recommended project-based learning resources and activities that teachers might use with learners who are secure in their digital competencies from the previous page. Digital literacy moves…